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Board of Directors

A Board of Directors consisting of 5 members governs First Nebraska Trust Company. Their experience, knowledge and insight contribute greatly to the quality of services provided to our clients. They contribute to the assurance and review of accounts in all areas including trust administration, investment philosophy and management, and estate settlement. These individuals are dedicated to the success of our company as well as to the Nebraska community.

John GJohn Guenzel

With over 25 years of trust experience, John’s experience and knowledge are invaluable to First Nebraska Trust Company and its clients. He has a passion for helping clients develop and implement the right plan for their family. As a trust officer, he works with clients in all facets of estate and trust administration with added expertise in the areas of real estate and closely held business interests. John has two adult children and three grandchildren. John spends his spare time riding cutting horses.

RossRoss Hecht

Ross has over 40 years of experience in the banking industry at the National Bank of Commerce, Lincoln State Bank, and US Bank. He also served in the Air Force and the Air National Guard. Ross has been a very active member of the Lincoln community his entire life. He brings extensive knowledge of the industry as well as a strong desire to help clients to our Board of Directors to help guide First Nebraska Trust Company in thedelivery of outstanding trust services.

2015.08.08 Linda Robinson Rutz New Photo ResizedLinda Robinson-Rutz

Linda has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She spent a number of years in the insurance industry. Linda served as President for the Union Agency, Inc. Linda has experiencing serving on several Boards including such boards as the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Food Bank of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Community Health Charities and the Tabitha Foundation. Linda brings great energy and insight to the Board of Directors as its newest member.

KenKentt Seacrest

Kent has over 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney in the Lincoln area and is currently a shareholder with Seacrest & Kalkowski, PC, LLO. He practices almost exclusively in the land use, real estate, consensus building and planning areas. Kent is a graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz. His postgraduate education includes receiving a Juris Doctorate, with high distinction, from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa where he was a member of Order of the Coif and a Masters Degree with honors from the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Iowa. Kent brings a wealth of knowledge in the real estate and governance areas to our Board of Directors.

JohnJohn W Walters

John has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry and is currently a Wealth Manager at Executive Wealth Management. John is a Lincoln native and a graduate of Lincoln High School. He attended John F. Kennedy College. He is very active in the community, has served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations, and currently serves the Eastmont Towers Foundation, Christian Retirement Homes and Friends of the Lied in that capacity. John’s extensive knowledge in the investment area and financial services industry are a true asset for our clients.

Past Board of Directors

First Nebraska Trust Company has been blessed with the guidance and service of several wonderful individuals including the following past Directors that have added so much to the organization.

AliceAlice Dittman

Alice has had a long and successful career in the banking industry. Having started new banks in Missouri and Nebraska, Alice’s accomplishments are well known throughout the community. In addition to being the first woman bank president in Lincoln or Omaha, Alice has been the first woman to serve the community in many facets including Chair of the State Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Bryan Memorial Hospital Board and President of the Nebraska Bankers Association. Alice is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her postgraduate education includes a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Alice’s extensive knowledge in the regulatory and banking industries have been invaluable to our First Nebraska Trust Company. Alice served as Board Member from 1995 through 2014.